The Alafia Boat Parade
The Alafia River Boat parade will be held this year on Saturday, December 7th. The parade assembles on the river between the W.T. Bill Williams bridge and the Riverview Civics center—in other words, just in front of the parsonage yard. Once again, the Pastor is inviting us to come view the festivities, starting at 5:00 PM, and to share in the food and fun on the parsonage lawn.
Mark the date—Saturday, December 7--and plan to bring your family for a festive evening at RUMC.
Metropolitan Ministry Partnership
Moved to Tuesdays
Our Metropolitan Ministry Partnership has moved our Partnership luncheons from Saturdays to Tuesdays. This change will accommodate the folks who stop by to receive their USDA groceries from RESTORE. Connie Mosley is looking for volunteers who could help once a month (on a Tuesday from 10 AM until Noon) to make our Metropolitan Ministry feeding partnership a continuing success story. Contact her if you can help or sign up on the Metro calendar in the church kitchen.
Our Advent Schedule
December 1 is the first Sunday in Advent, and we will be preparing the sanctuary for the season with our hanging of the greens service during our 10:30 AM service. The choir’s Christmas cantata is scheduled for December 8th, and the children’s choir will be performing on December 15th. There will be a traditional service on December 22nd and two Christmas Eve services on Tuesday, December 24th—at 7:00 PM and again at 11:00 PM.
We need families to light the advent candles on each Sunday in advent. If your family is interested in participating, contact the church office or the pastor.
Pastor Comes to “The Crossings”
Our pastor, Louis Telcy, is leading a weekly Bible study at The Crossings of Riverview assisted living residence—the new facility just across the Alafia River from our church at 8451 U.S. Highway 301 South. The study will meet every Thursday from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. The weekly study will include Holy Communion on the first Thursday of every month.